Steele still looking for first offer
Garrett Steele is looking for his first offer just so he can relax a little bit, end the tension and just enjoy the recruiting process and not have to worry about scholarships.
It will probably come soon enough but a busy summer camp schedule is being worked out so the Kingsburg, Calif., running back can show his stuff to coaches.
"I'm just looking for an offer right now," Steele said. "I just want to get the first one out of the way so I can breathe and start working even harder.
"Once you get your first offer it's like OK I can go out and show out and keep going, just looking forward to the next one and the next one.
"Recruiting has started so much earlier so it seems so much more important that you have a good junior year so they can start looking at you then. That way you're already on their depth chart for who they want to recruit."
Steele, who recently worked out at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp, finished with 1,006 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns last season. He also caught 28 passes for 429 yards and eight scores and had 42 tackles on defense.
The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect said Arizona and Utah have been the most interested in recent weeks and that the Wildcats like him for safety while the Utes are taking a look at him for running back.
"I'm hearing they've been recruiting running backs to play defense and just to be athletes and stuff so I think they wanted to look at me at safety," Steele said of Arizona.
"Utah wanted to look at me as more of a running back. I'd like to stay on offense but if Arizona or UCLA wants me to play defense then I'll play defense."
The Bruins have sent just a few recruiting letters, Oregon State and Washington State have stopped by the school and Steele is also hearing from some other programs.
A lot of one-day camps are being considered this summer by Steele, who said he'd like to definitely stop at Arizona, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Oregon State.